I asked some friends what I should do with my leftovers of this fabric from another project and they said – make a cross-back tee! You can totally draft that yourself! And since I love a challenge, I decided to go for it!
This was my first self-drafted project and I definitely made some mistakes. I based it loosely off the bodice of the Out and About Dress by Sew Caroline since I had already made that dress out of this fabric and loved the bodice fit. The fabric is this print from Girl Charlee. It’s very light-weight and drapey, perfect for this type of garment.
In practice I wish there was less of an angle towards the front – I don’t think it helps the back hang as well as it could. I also messed up when I imagined how all the pieces should fit together to create a curved hemline. Instead I made three sad curves and had to cut off a bunch of length to create a cohesive hem and it ended up several inches shorter than I was hoping for.
I am glad I went for it. While it won’t get much wear day-to-day, it’s a perfect cover up for the pool so it will fill a hole in my wardrobe. And I definitely learned a lot in the process.